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VOL. 127 | NO. 123 | Monday, June 25, 2012
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: Architects & Engineers

Tying it All Together

Pair of Memphis architecture firms at heart of Overton Square renovation

Two of the city’s high-profile architecture firms are behind the design enhancement of one of Memphis’ most cherished spots – Overton Square.

Schools Work To Grow Pool Of Engineers

Last year President Barack Obama announced an “all-hands-on-deck strategy” to train 10,000 new American engineers every year.

Green Building, Design Slowly Take Hold in Memphis Area

When residential and commercial construction hit new boom times – whenever that might be – the rebirth will take place in a new era with new rules.

Fire Still Burning Strong For A2H Founder Askew

Mark Askew’s engineering career began with a long, strange trip from Memphis in 1969.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
85.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: East at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 57%

EVENTS

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and education program Monday, June 25, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Call Jennifer Thompson at 324-5184.

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Analyst: Potential Griz Owner is a “Strong CEO”

The prospective owner of the Memphis Grizzlies is a “very strong CEO” who’s built a next-generation communications technology company with a “pretty dramatic growth story.”

Bank of Fayette County Begins TARP Payback

Another Memphis-area bank has started paying back money it got from the federal government amid the Great Recession of 2008.

Commission to Discuss Mobile Home Park, Tax Rate

Shelby County Commissioners have one less item on their agenda for the Monday, June 25, meeting.

Juvenile Court Needs ‘In-Depth Culture Change’

The head of the committee overseeing a developing plan for changes at Memphis-Shelby County Juvenile Court said the court will undergo an “in-depth culture change” that includes “race neutral decision making.”

Big Things Coming in North Mississippi for Baptist

Continuing to expand its reach and services in North Mississippi, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has unveiled plans to build a larger Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi campus in Oxford, replacing its existing 13-acre hospital campus at 2301 S. Lamar Boulevard in the college town.

Pinnacle Weighs Phase Out of 50-Seat Jets

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. CEO John Spanjers has told employees of the Memphis-based regional air carrier that it will have to “reformulate” its bankruptcy reorganization to account for a more aggressive move away from the smaller aircraft Pinnacle still flies for Delta Air Lines.

GOVERNMENT AGENDA

Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, June 25, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

LM Architecture Making Name for Itself in Industry

Tim McCullough and Douglas Leininger founded Leininger McCullough architecture in September 2009 during the peak of the recession.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Nothing Wrong With Occasional Flip-Flopping

So, I heard today that John Kerry is going to play the role of Mitt Romney in President Barack Obama’s debate preparation sessions. Hearing this made me think of an article I read years ago titled “The Dog Handler” published in Time Magazine.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Saving the Haven

How a small group of leaders is working to rejuvenate Northaven

With lush vegetation and a smattering of homes on large lots, Northaven is reminiscent of neighboring Shelby Forest.

Northaven’s Padgett Picture of Dedication

The hard-fought recovery under way in Northaven is a reminder of just how invaluable a good school with a dedicated leader is to a sense of community.

REGIONAL

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Execution Law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state's execution law Friday, calling it unconstitutional.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

American Offers to Drop Plans to Lay Off Pilots

DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines is offering to drop plans to furlough pilots as it seeks union approval for a long-term cost-cutting deal that would help American rebuild while under bankruptcy protection.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Clinton Calls for Pragmatic Action at Rio+20

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called for pragmatic steps to solve global environmental problems and promote sustainable development on Friday, urging leaders attending the Rio+20 summit to partner with private-sector groups to make progress on a wide range of issues.

TECHNOLOGY

A Battle for Internet Freedom as UN Meeting Nears

WASHINGTON (AP) – A year after the Internet helped fuel the Arab Spring uprisings, the role cyberspace plays in launching revolutions is being threatened by proposed changes to a United Nations telecommunications treaty that could allow countries to clamp down on the free flow of information.

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